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Explain behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and humanism as applied to learning.

Prior to beginning work on this activity read all of the required  reading, review the content from weeks one through three, visit the  website http://selfdeterminationtheory.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,  and review the Instructor Guidance. This week you will be discussing  the multiple perspectives about how we learn, based on your developing  knowledge about learning theory, and how it affects your own ability to  perform at desired levels.

Required elements:

  • Explain behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and humanism as applied to learning. Suggested template.
  • Summarizes at least two sub-theories/ideologies within each framework.
    • Examples include:
    • From behaviorism
      • associative learning, classical conditioning, operant Conditioning, conditioning, extinction, and ratio/interval schedules
    • From cognitivism
      • schema theory, memory development, elaboration theory (i.e. Bloom’s  taxonomy), cognitive load theory, and social learning/cognitive theory.
    • From constructivism (conceptions of knowledge are derived from the  process of constructing individual interpretations of one’s experiences)
      • cognitive constructivism, dialectical (social) constructivism, zone of proximal development, and discovery learning
    • From humanism
      • motivational theories of learning (i.e. self-determination theory,  Maslow’s hierarchy of needs), experiential learning, and Steiner  pedagogy or Waldorf education.
    • List and briefly explain a minimum of two theoretically supported  strategies, that we have learned about during the past weeks, that you  think would most help you to increase your ownlearning success.
    • List and briefly explain a minimum of two theoretically supported  strategies, that we have learned about during the past weeks, that you  think would most help someone in your personal or professional circle.
      • Apply basic methods of psychological research skills to this content  by synthesizing supporting evidence from at least three scholarly  sources from the Ashford University Library that defend the strategies  you have chosen.

The Applying Learning Theory to Life paper

  • Must be  double-spaced and formatted according to APA style as  outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of [paper, project, etc.]
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use headings and sub-headings. See example. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must use appropriate research methods (e.g. use of the Ashford library) and skeptical inquiry (http://www.criticalthinking.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).to support the content inclusions.
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that introduces what you will be outlining in your paper.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms the learning perspectives/principles and strategies you chose.
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources, all of which must come from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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